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Global Health
July 21, 2015

Attacks on Health Increasing in Conflict-Ridden Countries

JAMA. 2015;314(3):216. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.7288

Medical care personnel and facilities have become a target in many countries beset by conflict and civil unrest, according to a new report, “Attacks on Health: Global Report,” which describes violence against health workers, medical facilities, and patients, as well as interference with access to health care that has been occurring from January 2014 to April 2015 in 17 countries, including Syria, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Afghanistan (http://bit.ly/1LkKJQM).